February 4, 2014

Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay Collection Review & Swatches

Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay

It’s today! The new Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay Collection launches as the QVC Today’s Special Value! This 7 Piece Tarte Collection features several products, a few of them being brand new world wide launches! The best part? The Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay Set is a mere $59!

You can even sign up for QVC’s Auto Delivery which means you seal price and you’ll get two new seasonal selections in June 2014 and October 2014 with brand new shades and products.

Take a look!

Review & Swatches

The Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay Collection includes:

Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay Collection

I’ve reviewed many of the products already and you can see the links above to see detailed reviews on each of the items featured in this set.

Tarte concentrates on perfecting your face in this set with a less emphasis on eyes with this set. Eyes are a simple affair with eyeliner and one of Tarte’s bestselling mascaras, Lights, Camera, Lashes. I use Lights, Camera, Lashes daily. It’s one of my favorite, HG (holy grail mascaras). It’s a simple brush applicator with a straight line and a formula that lengthens, adds good volume, and creates longer lashes in a few swipes. The formula never smudges or flakes on my drier eyes and wears long and strong. The Clay Eyeliner in this set is a bit drier compared to past Tarte formulas. Tarte def excels at creating some of the creamiest eyeliners on the market but this is considerably less creamy and glossy with a matte finish and a slightly drier texture that smudges easily but doesn’t glide on as smoothly across my lash line. I’d suggest warming it gently on the back of your arm to get an easy glide! It does wear long on my drier eyes without fading, flaking, or smudging.

Tarte Clay Eyeliner

Tarte Clay Eyeliner Swatches

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Waterproof Mascara

Two of my favorite pieces in the collection are the new Tarte Colored Clay SPF 15 Liquid Foundation and Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer. Both are available in your choice of five shades. I’ve reviewed these in great detail in another post and you can follow the links above to find those reviews. Used together the products create a flawless, airbrushed appearance! Tarte did quite a great job with both…I see the primer becoming something I’ll likely prep my skin with daily. Tarte also includes a slanted Bamboo Brush to apply the foundation. This is an angled brush that fits the contour of your face nicely and allows you to brush and buff on the thicker foundation. This brush comes in hand to thin and sheer the formula of the foundation out since it is very pigmented.

Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation1

Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation3

Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation swatches


Tarte Brush

Tarte Bamboo Brush

Tarte Brush Bamboo

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer1

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer

Tarte Colored Clay CC Facial Primer

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer swatches


Also included with the set is blush, lipgloss, and a very large makeup bag. The makeup bag is a thinner canvas material and makes for a perfect going away bag as it is quite huge, you can tuck shampoo bottles in this thing along with other essentials. The blush I’ve already reviewed but briefly I’d like to say I love how this combines the elements of a sunny glowing bronzer along with a bright blush to give cheeks a burst of color!

Tarte Color Your World

Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Bronzer Blush4

Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Bronzer Blush

Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Bronzer Blush swatches

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte True Love Lipsurgence Lipgloss

Tarte Lipsurgence Lipgloss swatches

Beyond a doubt the set is a huge value working out to around $10 per full size product after shipping. Where in the world can you get full size makeup products of this quality for around $10 bucks each? The value is just excellent and Tarte is always on their A game with this QVC sets. It’s Spring soon or at least they tell me that’s happening sometime soon and perhaps you’re starting to shop bronzers and perhaps a new foundation to ease your dull, tired Winter skin. If that’s the case you’ll find everything you need to wash away the Winter blues with the Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay Collection. This is a great set and a great value.

Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay fotd

Wearing everything in this set above

It’s available at the intro cost today only at QVC.com.

Muse Approval.

Loves this one.

Well done Tarte.


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Fancie

    I just love the way this set looks! It’s such a great value and the products seem amazing. I’m trying not to haul it but goodness! Tarte is making things really hard lol

  • jennifer

    I was wondering how this foundation compares with the Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage? I have oily skin and that is the foundation I am currently using. I get all day coverage with just a little touch up. Does it cover as well? Would it last as long as the 12 hour foundation?

    • Cindy

      I don’t have the Amazonian clay foundation but from what I’ve noticed about this liquid foundation is that it’s very buildable. I can get sheer coverage all over and then apply more in certain areas if I want that full coverage look. I have post-acne hyperpigmentation marks, redness around my nose, large pores, and uneven skin tone yet this foundation covers them all!

      I find that it does sink into my pores a little around the 4 hour mark but everything else is still pretty covered. This is all with no primer and a little translucent powder lightly all over the face. It gives a very natural, slightly luminescent finish (without being oily looking or shiny) but I like a matte look so I add powder. I have not tried it on for 12 hours but for 6+ hours (only wore it for about 6 hours), this foundation wore pretty well, didn’t look patchy or anything. My darkest hyperpigmentation marks did peek through slightly towards the end of wear time but since those areas are where I’m most oily (and I touch my nose and chin a lot throughout the day), that’s to be expected.

      I didn’t need to touch up until the end of the 6 hours (but then I ended up removing everything afterwards to go to the gym) but my face didn’t feel oily to the touch; like I said, I prefer a matte (almost porcelain doll-like) effect.

      My nose has a lot of pores so any foundation I use tends to sink in there if I don’t use a primer and that was the biggest issue I found with this foundation. Color match was also slightly too dark for me but that was my fault and not the foundation (could be great for the summertime!) Other than that, coverage and wear time was great!

      Oh, I’m combination skin, with oily t-zone and normal cheeks if that helps you any. Hopefully this helps you out!

  • krankenheim

    Mine is arriving today! I can’t wait! I fell absolutely gaga over the new Tarte beMATTEnificent palette so obviously I had to go for this too. Even if I don’t like the foundation I can always pass it along and I’ve still received quality products that I know I love for a great price!

  • Cindy

    Muse, how do you feel about the lipgloss? Personally, I’m not a lip gloss fan, especially when it has shimmers in it. Did you find that it was pigmented enough to be worn alone? Could you feel the shimmers? I’m glad I bought this set because you seem to like it a lot but I didn’t want to try the lip gloss on in case I didn’t like it (to keep it sanitary and give it to someone else–don’t want to pass on used products to my friends and family if I can help it!).

    • Isabella Muse

      I have a review that I linked to in the post Cindy that discussed the gloss in detail did you not see the link? hope this helps?!

      • Cindy

        Ahhh silly me! Didn’t notice all the links conveniently located at the top >. < i checked it out and decided I'll give it to my sister or something. Thanks for all that you do for us makeup addicts xD